Picking plastic is healthy

Most people catch up sitting down. They drive to the gym to get some exercise and if there is still time they do social media to sign a petition for some authority to make us (including themselves) stop wasting life on earth (including our own). Why not combine it all, save time and make us … Continue reading Picking plastic is healthy

A Culture of Predators

In my first of a series of 3 blogs - I explored the fact that we eat animals even if it’s immensely clear scientifically that it’s killing us and nature, leaving the Earth to a destiny of a dusty over-heated desert, a scenario well depicted in the movie Interstellar. Thankfully few doubt our human contribution … Continue reading A Culture of Predators

Animal Sourced Food is Toxic for Humans

Picture a chicken walking around gracefully with its grand feathers beaming, or a fish swirling in the sparkling water, or a cow looking at you with it’s big eyes. Now, if I tell you to kill it and rip it open with your teeth, would you want to do that, could you? Probably not as … Continue reading Animal Sourced Food is Toxic for Humans

I sleep outdoors and do Yoga to just be

When I see the 9,096 visible stars under the background symphony of the jungle noises, or when I contemplate the 602,200,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms (wow!) in each breath reaching the 40 trillion cells and many more molecules of my stretching body, as I savour a ripe mango, as I float in the Gulf of Thailand listening to … Continue reading I sleep outdoors and do Yoga to just be

Rest – the 4th Pillar of Yoga

Rest - Relaxing is equally important for the whole of us (body, mind, and energy). Sleep is one form of rest, but to keep a healthy body and mind we need to meditate/relax too. It's very clear from science to reduce all types of illness and stress. The moral value of being lazy if we rest, in combo … Continue reading Rest – the 4th Pillar of Yoga

The 5 pillars of Yoga

Yoga is a part of the ancient tradition and philosophy of wellbeing called Ayurveda. It has 5 pillars, all equally important for a healthy body, mind and energy. When Yoga is reduced to a physical activity, the practice becomes a series of postures only, such as gymnastics or pilates. But when all five parts are … Continue reading The 5 pillars of Yoga

Yoga de-blocks childhood traumas

Traumatic stress expert and psychiatrist Dr. Besel van der Kolk, describes how yoga and other slow, stretching postures like Feldenkrais can get our childhood traumas once stuck in our bodies, to dissolve. He means that children don't have memories to relate to and understand traumas so the emotions get ‘stuck’ in our physical body. This is … Continue reading Yoga de-blocks childhood traumas